Backroom staff depart

Last updated : 05 January 2015 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

The Tony Pulis revolution continues at The Hawthorns after senior coaches Rob Kelly, Keith Downing and Dean Kiely departed the club this afternoon.  

Pulis is expected to name his own backroom staff after joining the club last week. Dave Kemp has already been named Pulis’ assistant with former QPR manager Gerry Francis expected to work on a consultancy basis.

Richard Garlick, Director of Football Administration, thanked the departing trio for their efforts at the club.

"Keith and Dean have been here a number of years and took over first-team control in a caretaker capacity during a difficult period last season. They played a key role in stabilising the team,” he said.

"Rob joined at the start of the season and became a valued member of the coaching set-up.

"Changes in personnel are part of football life and it is obviously sad to say farewell to three popular and respected members of staff.

"We wish to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours."

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